I am linking up with Vintage Thingies Thursday.It's been waaay too long since I joined VTT but I was checking it out at Coloradolady's blog and noticed that Missy Shay has posted vintage wedding gowns, much older than my Mum's but it brought hers to mind.
I wish I had it now, Mum made it all herself on a treadle machine from wartime - available materials in Australia. The picture makes me very nostalgic, almost to the point of tears!
Isn't she beautiful?
Mum and Dad were married 70 years ago, on February 9th.1942.
Dad was in uniform, Royal Australian Airforce, a dashing chap isn't he?
My Uncle Albert far left was in Royal Australian Army uniform.
My Dad had been in training on a base in Queensland and did not know for sure if he could get away to Sydney [over 700 miles] for the wedding because things were so unsettled.
At the last minute he got leave and thumbed a ride to Sydney on the night before the wedding!
When my Mum came to meet him at the altar of St.John's church in Sutherland, as he took her hand from my Grandfather he leaned in winked and said "G'day Toots"!
When I asked him why, he said he thought my Mum might be nervous and he wanted to make her more relaxed!
They were a sweet couple.